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State Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, presides over a House committee meeting Monday. (John Lyon photo)

House passes ‘Tom Cotton bill’

Mar 26, 2015 9:44pm

The Arkansas House on Monday gave final passage to a bill that would allow a candidate from Arkansas to run for the White House and Congress simultaneously, a bill that has been nicknamed “the Tom...

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House Call

Dec 31, 2014 3:16pm

Q: My eyes have been dry and irritated. Can that be related to an antihistamine I’m taking?

A: There could be a connection between the antihistamines and your dry eye problems. Dry eye...

Report: State ranks last in handling infectious disease outbreaks

Dec 31, 2014 3:16pm

WASHINGTON — Arkansas ranked last in the nation for its ability to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a report released last week by a nonprofit health advocacy group....

FOIA exemption law takes effect this week

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

Starting Thursday, Arkansas law enforcement agencies will be required to redact the names and addresses of children under age 18 from accident and police reports released to the public.

The...

Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, is co-sponsoring The Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2105. (Arkansas News Bureau file photo)

Tax cuts, scholarships may be considered by Legislature

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

Measures to cut state income taxes, change the way lottery scholarships are awarded and give legislators rule-making authority over state courts are among the bills Arkansas legislators have filed...

Jan. 29 is deadline for SBA disaster loans

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

Jan. 29, 2015, is the deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on April 27, 2014.

These...

Lottery panel OKs extending vendor contract

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

The state Lottery Commission voted Monday to approve a three-year extension of the lottery’s contract with vendor Intralot in exchange for a fee reduction.

In 2009, the lottery entered into...

Lawmaker eyes challenge to Common Core

Dec 24, 2014 2:31pm

After surviving an effort this year to defund them, the Common Core State Standards may come under attack again in the legislative session that begins in January.

Sen. Gary Stubblefield, R-...

Legislative panel hires insurance consultant

Dec 24, 2014 2:31pm

The state Legislative Council on Friday approved hiring a Russellville-based consultant to advise lawmakers on ways to control soaring costs in the teachers’ and state employees’ health insurance...

Commission bans firewood imports

Dec 24, 2014 2:26pm

During last week’s monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners permanently adopted a ban on the importation of firewood into the state’s wildlife management areas....

Panel takes look at home-care program

Dec 24, 2014 2:26pm

A state legislative panel on Monday officially reviewed a proposed rule requiring insurance companies that offer plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace to participate in the state’s...

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